F-Secure 2005: PC Pro cover disc upgrade
Many readers who took advantage of the F-Secure Internet Security 2005 offer with our August 2005 issue are now receiving pop-up messages saying that it's time to upgrade to F-Secure Internet Security 2006.
We have spoken to F-Secure to confirm how this upgrade will take place, and it has confirmed that it will be contacting PC Pro readers directly with full details on how to upgrade. The message will be sent using the normal F-Secure pop-up system. ...more
EC to allow computer patent law destruction
The European Commission has said it will not stand in the way of the European Parliament if it wishes to destroy a controversial EU directive on computer patents.
The EC's Charlie McCreevy told the Parliament on Tuesday that 'the ball is now very clearly in the European Parliament's court. It's for you to decide how you want to play it. ...more
IBM plans mainframe simplification
As mainframes fall out of fashion IBM begins a five year program to make its System z computer easier to use.
IBM has committed $100 million and five years research time to a project that it hopes will make its System z mainframe easier to use.
The project will use staff from both the hardware and software divisions within IBM and will focus on automating the creation of many applications and make operation of the computer system. ...more
Volvo brings its iPod adapter kit to the UK
Volvo has announced that its iPod adapter kit is now available in the UK.
Once an iPod is plugged into a cable located in the armrest compartment, it is then integrated into the car's audio system. This can then be used to control volume, change to next or previous track, fast-forward through tracks, quickly change tracks, handle 9 different play lists and play songs randomly or alphabetically. ...more
Microsoft to ship new Korean Windows
Microsoft has announced will ship new versions of its Windows operating systems in Korea. The decision follows the failure of an appeal against an anti-trust ruling.
Last December the Korean Fair Trade Commission found that the integration of Media Player and Instant Messaging capabilities into Windows contravened South Korea's Fair Trade Law. ...more